It’s no secret that I love pretty papers and there are SO MANY different ways that you can use them on your cards!

 Pineapple Punch card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Floral paper: 3″ x 5-1/2″ (Cut on a diagonal to make two cards!)
Whisper White: 2-5/8″ x 3-15/16″ (cut with stitched rectangle die)
Pineapple Punch: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″

 

One way to use your pretty papers is to add an angle to your cards!

How to Cut on an Angle:

  • Start with a piece of 3″ x 5-1/2″ pretty paper and cut it in half to make TWO cards!
  • To cut on an angle, line two opposite corners up with the cutting groove on your paper trimmer.
  • DON’T cut from corner to corner. It’s easy to crumple up your first corner when you’re pulling your blade into it.
  • Instead, start with your cutting blade in the center of your paper and cut out towards the corner edges.

One more tip for this card. I love how the “Happy Birthday” stamp from the One for All stamp set is so big! It’s got some fun details to it like stripes in the “Happy” and polka dots in the “Birthday”.

For this card I stamped in Calypso Coral ink and then colored in the details with my Pineapple Punch marker.

Adhere your greeting piece with dimensionals to give your card a little more “pop”.

Remember how I said you can make TWO cards when you cut on an angle? Well here’s the second card I made with this floral piece, this time in Lovely Lipstick…

Go ahead, give it a try. Add an angle to your next card!

Happy Stamping!

Jessica

P.S. Want to learn MORE techniques for using your pretty papers to make cards? Join the One Sheet Wonder Card Club! We’re all about helping you use those pretty papers you’ve been hoarding. 🙂

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